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Rigging looks like
an easy operation that doesn't seem to require any particular skill or
be fooled. Many
people have lost fingers or hands, or suffered more serious injuries because
they thought they knew the art of RIGGING.
To avoid injuries
on the job, follow these rules:
Get your signals
one member of the crew to act as a signal person and instruct the crane operator
not to accept signals from anyone else.
The signal person must not order a move until getting an "all
ready" from each crew member.
Each worker must be in the clear before giving an "all ready"
to the signal person.
If you must hold on to the chain, sling, or choker to maintain tension,
be sure your hands and feet are out of the way of pinch points before giving an
ALWAYS CHECK FOR OVERHEAD POWER LINES.
it isn't possible to release the chain, sling, or choker, be sure you hand is
clear of pinch points.
Keep your hand far enough away so that a frayed wire or splinter on the
cable can't catch your glove and jerk you hand into a pinch point.
Watch out for rock
and roll. It's
almost impossible to position the hook exactly over the load's center.
Watch out for swing or roll.
Anticipate the direction of the swing or roll.
Never place yourself between material, equipment or other stationary
objects and the load.
Stay away from stacked material that may be knocked over by the swinging
Stay out from
under the load.
Never get under a suspended load.
Keep out from under the crane's boom.
Set it down
it's necessary to guide a load, use a tag line or hook.
If you have to walk with a load, keep it as close to the ground as
the spot where the load is to be landed. Remove
unnecessary blocks or other objects that might fly up when struck by the load.
When lowering or setting a load, keep your feet and all other parts of
you body in the clear.
Set the load down easily and slowly.
If it rolls on the blocking, it will shift slowly and you'll be able to
TEAMWORK IS IMPORTANT ON ANY
JOB TO PREVENT
INJURY TO YOURSELF AND OTHERS.
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